Oyeyemi, Wole

Bio

I was born in Ipefu-modu in Ife North local Government Lagos, Nigeria. I joined the ori olokum theatre groupe in 1977-1979. My first exhibition as part of that group was during FESTAC 77. (Festival of African Arts and Culture) I was honoured to be selected because of my work by Oba Aderemi( the first black governor of the western region on Nigeria) to decorate 2 shrines belonging to the oba of Ife. My style is distinctly African and draws influences from Susan Wenger ( http://www.abiyamo.com/susanne-wenger-nigerias-mystical-white-high-priestess/10/ ) and by Oshobo culture where I come from. I am married with children and grandchildren

Before the G.S.M
Before the G.S.M

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Figures in the moon
Figures in the moon

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Webs of life
Webs of life

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Loving mother
Loving mother

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In festive mood
In festive mood

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Life circle in the forest
Life circle in the forest

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Untitled 2009
Untitled 2009

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The source, 2010
The source, 2010

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Life circle in the forest(negative)
Life circle in the forest(negative)

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Home Returning
Home Returning

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In the beginning
In the beginning

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Old and new Abuja
Old and new Abuja

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Osun osogbo festival
Osun osogbo festival

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Mother of twins
Mother of twins

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Before the annual festival
Before the annual festival

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Herbal cure
Herbal cure

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Village life
Village life

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untitled

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